Saudi Arabia

By Flipboard KSA | Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area and the second-largest in the Arab world. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.

What revenue will expat fees actually generate?

Okaz recently published a financial analysis, prepared by Muhammad Al-Sobhi from Jeddah. The report said that the program of fees on expats and their …

Saudi Arabia

Over 260,000 residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

Author: Arab NewsMon, 2017-12-25 19:53ID: 1514256874753865800RIYADH: The joint field security campaign has apprehended 264,245 violators of …

Immigration

Saudi Arabia's corruption crackdown pauses after 200 detained, at least $50 billion seized

• <b>Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption has come to a pause after about 200 people were detained and 2,000 bank accounts were frozen. Authorities expect the crackdown to net $50-100 billion.</b>• <b><br>The crackdown came from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has now consolodated authority after seizing</b> …

Saudi purge sees 159 business leaders held in Riyadh hotel

Hundreds of bank accounts frozen as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘anti-corruption campaign’ continues<p>Saudi officials have disclosed that 159 business leaders, including members of the royal family, have been detained at a five-star hotel in Riyadh during a corruption purge, with most having …

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

Omar bin Khatab, a senior al-Qaeda leader, and other members of the terrorist group were killed in Afghanistan as a result of joint U.S.-Afghan …

Terrorism

Dozens of journalists held hostage by Houthis in Yemen

Reporters Without Borders calls on the rebels free the media workers after they were captured on Saturday in an attack.<p>Houthi rebels in Yemen have held dozens of journalists captive for days at a television station in the capital and a media watchdog has demanded their immediate release.<p>According …

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.<p>"Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is …

Israel

Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear to be Iranian, says UN

JEDDAH: Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi militias this year appear to have been designed and …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia has 11 million foreign workers from more than 100 countries

Author: MOHAMMED RASOOLDEENFri, 2017-12-01 03:00ID: 1512080250937338900RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is one of the largest labor markets in the world with 11 …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Will they go to war?

The BBC's Paul Adams examines the fragile relationship between the two regional rivals.<p><i>Video produced by Helene Daouphars</i>

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Saudi Shoura Council to discuss proposal for whistleblower protection

Author: Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr.Sun, 2017-11-19 03:00ID: 1511042161890742200RIYADH: The campaign against corruption will be ramped up next week if and …

Middle East

Lebanon PM dismisses "rumors" about his detention

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri dismissed reports about his alleged detention in Saudi Arabia as "rumors," hours before he is expected to leave the kingdom to France two weeks after his surprise resignation.<p>The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said Hariri is expected in …

Saudis blame missile on Iran, tighten blockade on Yemen

Saudi Arabia's crown prince said Tuesday the ballistic missile launched at the kingdom by Yemeni rebels was a "direct military aggression by the …

Oil prices jump after report that Saudi citizens being urged to leave Lebanon

Oil prices touched fresh session highs on Thursday following a report from Al Arabiya that Saudi Arabia has urged its nationals to leave Lebanon …

Oil

Top Lebanese priest to head to Saudi Arabia amid crisis

A top Lebanese Christian religious figure is to head to Saudi Arabia where he is expected to meet with Lebanon's prime minister who resigned earlier …

Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

Saudi Arabia said Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world's …

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off guard.<p>Now it's trying to walk back its escalations in Lebanon …

The Richest Man in the Middle East Is Under Arrest in Saudi Arabia. Here's What We Know About His Money

He's already lost at least $1 billion.<p>He’s the richest man in the Middle East.<p>And now he’s under house arrest.<p>Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal—best known …

Wealth

The Middle East’s next big crisis, and 4 other global stories you might have missed

<i>In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: A series of events sent the Middle East into turmoil.</i><p><b>The biggest story: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince makes a power play</b><p>First, Saudi officials reported they had intercepted and …

Middle East

What Saudi Arabia’s purge of ministers, princes — including the Buffett of the Middle East — means for markets

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, appears to be flexing his muscle in what is being viewed by some as the latest, and …

Middle East

Saudis Must Now Temper Expectations for Aramco's IPO

A share sale was expected to raise $100 billion, but $65 billion looks more realistic amid political upheaval.<p>The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, used oil as his initial springboard from relative obscurity. In his first on-the-record interview, in January 2016, he proposed …

UK set to agree $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco

The British government is poised to sign off a $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco as London seeks to host the stock market flotation of Saudi …

Brexit

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missle over Riyadh

JEDDAH: Saudi air defenses intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile over Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday.<p>Reports of loud bangs heard at 20:45.<p>Amateur …

Middle East

Oil price hits 2-year high as Saudi Arabia targets elite

Oil hit a fresh two-year high on Monday after the arrests over the weekend of at least 11 Saudi Arabian princes and dozens of senior officials and …

Middle East

Reports: Saudi Arabia Intercepts Ballistic Missile Fired From Yemen

Saudi Arabia reportedly said Saturday it intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, according to media reports.<p>Also on Saturday, Margaret …

Middle East

40% of Saudi Arabia’s international schools forecast to go bust by 2019

Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2017-11-04 22:46ID: 1509845320800544800RIYADH: An international education chief has predicted a drop in the number of …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bestows citizenship on a robot named Sophia

Saudi Arabia just made a non-human woman a citizen, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know. Why it did so isn’t immediately evident, but the irony of a nation infamous for denying basic rights to its female citizens imbuing a robotic Audrey …

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